Questions about Jesus
Daily Bible Reading – Ezra 1; Psalms 84-85; Luke 7
Today’s Key Passage – Luke 7:18-35
John the Baptist knew what his role was in this life. He knew that he was to prepare the way for God’s chosen one – the Messiah. He had heard all of the stories about Jesus, and he knew that Jesus must have been sent by God. The only problem was that he was not sure if Jesus was just another prophet or the Anointed One of God, so he sent two of his disciples to Jesus to ask him. (7:18-20) Jesus response to John’s disciples tells us a lot about Him. He could have been upset about being questioned. He could have been angry that John felt the need to ask questions about Him instead of simply believing blindly. This, of course, was not Jesus’ response. Jesus told John’s disciples to report back to John all the things He had done. (7:22) Jesus healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and raised the dead, among other miraculous deeds. He wanted John the Baptist to decide for himself if Jesus was the Messiah based on the evidence at hand. Then, as further evidence that Jesus was not upset about being questioned, He spoke to the crowd about John the Baptist’s greatness among men. (7:28)
Most of us, whether we are followers of Christ or not, have had questions about Jesus. They might be questions we have already answered, or they might be lingering thoughts that appear from time to time. Is Jesus really the Messiah? Does He really know me? Did He really die for my sins? Does He really see me as perfect and beautiful? Does He really love me? If you have ever felt guilty for asking yourself these questions about Jesus, today’s key passage will be a real blessing for you. See, Jesus does not get angry about being questioned. Having questions about Him does not mean there is something wrong with your faith or that you are not a “good Christian”. Just like John, Jesus invites us to examine the evidence about Him and decide for ourselves that He is who He says He is. The more we learn about Him through reading God’s Word and spending time with Him in prayer, the fewer questions we will have about Him. Then, as we answer our questions about Him, we will grow to trust Him and love Him with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength.
During your Bible reading today, what “key passages” stood out to you? Leave a comment below to share what God is showing you about His Word today.
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